21.0515 Adoption of rules-Establishment of standards-Classification of airports.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. 21.0515]

(a) The Governor or his designee may adopt and amend general or special rules, and procedures in the manner prescribed by the Administrative Procedure Act, 4.1001 et seq. and establish minimum standards, consistent with and clearly within the scope of federal legislation governing aeronautics and the rules and standards issued thereunder.

(b) He may, by rule, classify airports into several reasonable classes or groups according to their facilities and the types and number of aircraft which they are capable in handling, and may adopt and amend rules and procedures and establish minimum standards for each separate class or group.

(c) The Governor may prescribe rules for the operation of the Pago Pago International Airport and any other airport or terminal built or to be built within American Samoa. The Governor has the power to establish specifications for any and all airfields or airports in American Samoa to insure the safety of passengers. The specifications may be more stringent than those promulgated by federal authorities.

(d) He may also establish charges for landing, parking aircraft, police protection, fire protection and any other service made available by the government at the airport or airports to the aircraft operators or any other persons.

History: 1962, PL 7-27, 1968, PL 10-57; amd 1979, PL 16-21 § 1; amd 1979, PL 16-21 § 2; 1979, PL 16-31 § 1. 

Amendment: 1979 Amended section generally; Subsection (c): added 2nd sentence.